OFFICIAL SELECTIONS - november-December
Canada, 9:33, Webseries
Played is a scifi thriller set in the not-so-distant future, that follows a troubled millennial who finds comfort in the escapism of gaming.
The series is a commentary on technology and futuristic modes of manipulation and radicalization.
US, 4:38, Webseries
All politics is local in RUNOFF, a fable about a City Council race between a vulnerable incumbent and political newcomer Cole Sommer (Laif Gilbertson), whose "law and order" message is catching on with white voters. Mixing candid situational footage with documentary-style interviews, RUNOFF offers a fresh commentary on tribal politics in the Trump Era.
Mexico, 14:02, Narrative
Mr. Leonel is an old medical examiner, polite and well-behaved; his life has become old, repetitive and lonely. The strange and mysterious cellphone calls he receives do not capture his attention anymore, but that night, a call makes the difference to end his solitude.
US, 22:30, Documentary
Meet five people who are redefining what it means to live with cancer. Their stories may be different, but their strength and resilience are an inspiration to all of us.
Canada, 19:46, Narrative
Troubled by his parents's divorce and because his brother just joined the army, a 14 years old boy trades his BMX for an old road bike to become a racer, like the legendary Eddy Merckx.
Note: This film is currently in the midst of it's festival tour, and is restricted from online screenings. For more about the film, please visit their Facebook page here.